Meaning of wrap

wrap

Pronunciation: (rap), [key]
— v., n., adj. wrapped wrapt, wrap•ping,
—v.t.
  1. to enclose in something wound or folded about (often fol. by up): She wrapped her head in a scarf.
  2. to enclose and make fast (an article, bundle, etc.) within a covering of paper or the like (often fol. by up): He wrapped the package up in brown paper.
  3. to wind, fold, or bind (something) about as a covering.
  4. to protect with coverings, outer garments, etc. (usually fol. by up).
  5. to surround, envelop, shroud, or hide.
  6. to fold or roll up.
  7. to finish the filming of (a motion picture).
—v.i.
  1. to wrap oneself (usually fol. by up).
  2. to become wrapped, as about something; fold.
  3. to complete the filming of a motion picture: We hope to wrap in time for Christmas.
  4. wrapped up in one's work.
    1. intensely absorbed in:wrapped up in one's work.
    2. involved in; bound up with:Peace is wrapped up in willingness to compromise.
  5. to conclude; finish work on: to wrap up a project.
—n.
  1. something to be wrapped about the person, esp. in addition to the usual indoor clothing, as a shawl, scarf, or sweater: an evening wrap.
  2. a beauty treatment in which a part or all of the body is covered with cream, lotion, herbs, or the like and then wrapped snugly with cloth.
    1. the completion of photography on a film or an individual scene.
    2. the termination of a working day during the shooting of a film.
  3. secret: The army wants this research project kept under wraps.
—adj.
  1. wraparound in style: a wrap skirt.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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